DUI & Criminal Division

The defendant was pulled over for speeding, driving the wrong way down a one way street, hitting a curb, and running a stop sign. The officer noticed that he smelled of alcohol, had bloodshot eyes, slurred speech, and a big wet spot on his shirt. The officer suspected that he was DUI and requested field sobriety exercises. After the exercises, the defendant was arrested and he refused to provide a breath sample. The case went to trial and resulted in a hung jury. Five of the jurors found the client not guilty of the charges but one juror would not change her mind that the client was guilty. Her reason for finding him guilty was that he did not take the stand to defend himself. The case resulted in a mistrial and reset for another day. After talking to the state attorney about the case and the juror\’s statements, the state dismissed the case.